Loch Ness Marathon

Welcome to the Loch Ness Marathon.

After your arrival at the airport in Edinburgh or Inverness, you will be picked up by your tour guide. Together you drive to Inverness.

Your second day is all about Loch Ness. You have the option to take a 1-hour boat tour and look for the Monster Nessie that has been spotted there since 1880. Loch Ness is a southern water lake in northern Scotland. Afterwards, you visit Urquhart Castle, which was built around 1230. The castle is one of the largest in Scotland. Between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., you can register at the Inverness Queens Park Stadium.

The marathon takes place on the third day. Runners meet at 7:30 a.m. at Queens Park Stadium.


Award ceremony at 1.45 p.m.

On your penultimate day, after a hearty breakfast, head to the Speyside region, home to some of the oldest and best-known whiskey distilleries in Scotland. Here you can visit one of the many whiskey distilleries. You will get an insight into the production of this drink, and in the subsequent small whiskey sample, you will have the opportunity to taste the fine wine. You will then reach Elgin and can visit the ruins of the Elgin Cathedral on site. This once famous cathedral, known as the "lamp of the north", fell victim to the notorious slaughterer Alexander Stuart, a bastard of King Roberts II. In 1390 he put the Gothic cross basilica in ruins. The last item on the program of the day is Cawdor Castle, which was built around 1380. 

It is closely linked to the tragedy Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The castle was the scene of the disaster and death of Duncan. Legend has it that the builder William, Thane of Cawdor, was given the dream to load a mule with gold. Where this animal now lies down to sleep, a castle is to be built. The animal rested on a hawthorn bush, where William then had a tower built.

On the last day, after breakfast, drive to the airport together.

Enjoy your adventure - Loch Ness Marath
 

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